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Courtney - 35 from NJ, L5-S1 Microdiscectomy scheduled for 9/12

Hi Everyone,

Just wanted to say hello and introduce myself! I'm having my surgery in 11 days (not that I'm counting or anything) :) and wanted to join a group to get some support prior to the surgery and after as this is a very big thing taking place in my life.

Looking forward to meeting as many of you as possible and finding support in what looks to be a wonderful forum and site.



  • Hi there! I'm 37 and in Middlesex County. Had back surgery May 22 in Somerset. Good luck and best wishes!

    I'm still trying to recover. :-(
  • i am sure that you will find your time on spine-health very rewarding. this site is a powerful and integrated system that is dynamic and continues to grow.
    here are just some of the highlights:

    - detailed medical libraries of articles and videos that address almost every spinal conditions and treatment

    - the wellness section contains articles, tips and videos to help patients after surgery and also to help people avoid surgery.

    - under the resource tab, there is a section doctor advice health center which can be invaluable.

    - as a bonus, spine-health provides these patient forums. here is where you can meet thousands of other people who understand and can relate to your situation. you will soon become part of the spiney family who provide comfort and the advantages of a support system. you are now part of this family that is approximately 20,600 international members and growing daily.

    - it is very important to understand the forum rules to make sure all of your posts do not violate any of the rules.

    - as a new member, it is helpful to understand the 'makeup' of these forums, how to make posts, tips on adding images and much more. you should read forum faq

    here are some you should take a look at:
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    all of this will help make your threads better and improve the times and quality of responses you will receive.

    if you have any questions or need assistance, you can use the private message facility to contact any one of the moderators on my team:






    in addition, we also have surgery forums on spine health. if you go to the left hand side of this page, you will see the treatment forums listed, under those, you will find the back surgery forum. it is a great place to check out and talk to other members who have had or will have surgery at the same time you are. there are also helpful tips there at the top of the forums, and you should really read them , they help make your recovery easier.
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